Take a piece of 1/2" rope, and fashion yourself a sort of emergency ladder that hooks onto the saddlehorn.
Obviously, if you ride in a saddle that has no horn, you might wanna start stretching your body to enable you to get into the saddle.
Or, figure out how to mount up by swinging your leg up and over to climb aboard, as though you were riding bareback.
Or, find a fence rail to use as a booster.
Not sure of your preferred style of riding, but it would seem you've found something to work on to make yourself a better rider.
Flexibility isn't natural, it's worked at constantly.
Conversely, if your stirrups are at chest level, i'm pretty sure you're gonna need a helper, be it a step or a buddy.
The rope trick is really neat, plus it's portable, if you're out on the trail. You can tuck it into a saddlebag, or use carabiners to attach it to one of your saddle tie downs.
I RIDE, THEREFORE I AM
COWBOY UP OR GO CRY IN THE TRUCK
Last edited by azwantapaint; 03-17-2012 at 06:32 PM.